Minnesota Vikings are Best Team in NFL… at Getting Arrested

Jordan Addison, Minnesota Vikings arrested
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The Minnesota Vikings have one of the most storied histories of any organization in the National Football League… a history that is just as infamous as it is memorable, in many cases.

For every Minneapolis Miracle, Brett Favre destiny and Randy Moss rookie season, there is a 38-7, Bountygate or Gary Anderson missed field goal to pull in the opposite direction. And that’s just on the field stuff.

Off the field, the Minnesota Vikings will always be remembered for the Love Boat scandal, and something called a Whizzinator… In other words, it’s been a history that has probably seen more controversy than it has success, given the Vikings are yet to win a Super Bowl.

Minnesota Vikings lead NFL in arrests

That’s why I was zero percent shocked when I came across the below graphic on Twitter (X), which features the Vikings as the number one ranked team in the NFL, in number of arrests since 2000.

I hate to break it to Justin (who writes for Minnesota Sports Fan) and The Purple Persuasion, but the above graphic is outdated. According to NFLArrest.net (yes, that is a real website), the Minnesota Vikings have had 57 players arrested since the year 2000, which still ranks No. 1 overall, just ahead of Denver’s 56.

I don’t know exactly where the championship parade route is located in Minneapolis, given it has been so long since we’ve had one of those, but I’m going to go setup my lawn chair on Hennepin Ave now and hope for the best.

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If anything has been worthy of a parade in this town since the Twins won the World Series in 1991, it’s the Minnesota Vikings’s arrest record and its deserving place in NFL history. Some of the more iconic arrests are listed at NFLArrest.com as follows:

10 years agoAdrian PetersonOtherGrand jury indicted him on felony charge of injury to a child. Accused of injuring his 4-year-old son with a tree branch while disciplining him.Pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault, 80 hours community service, $4,000 fine, court costs.
18 years agoKoren RobinsonDUIAccused of fleeing police and drunk driving after leading police on a high-speed chase in Minnesota.Pleaded no contest to felony in plea deal, 90-day jail sentence for probation violation stemming form previous DUI.
19 years agoBryant McKinnieSex CrimesOne of four Vikings accused of taking part in “love boat” ride on Lake Minnetonka with naked dancers and sex acts, disorderly and lewd conduct.Pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and being a public nuisance, 48 hours community service, $1,000 fine.
19 years agoDaunte CulpepperSex CrimesOne of four Vikings accused of taking part in “love boat” ride on Lake Minnetonka with naked dancers and sex acts, disorderly and lewd conduct.Charge dropped.
19 years agoFred SmootSex CrimesOne of four Vikings accused of taking part in “love boat” ride on Lake Minnetonka with naked dancers and sex acts, disorderly and lewd conduct.Pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and being a public nuisance, 48 hours community service, $1,000 fine.
19 years agoMoe WilliamsSex CrimesOne of four Vikings accused of taking part in “love boat” ride on Lake Minnetonka with naked dancers and sex acts, disorderly and lewd conduct.Found guilty of disorderly conduct, 30 hours community
22 years agoRandy MossLicense / TrafficAccused of careless driving after the officer stepped in front of his car to prevent illegal turn. Moss pushed cop with car, where marijuana was found.Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor careless driving, 40 hours of community service, 30-day jail sentence stayed.
NFLArrest.com

The most recent Vikings arrests include Jordan Addison getting caught driving 140 MPH last year and Oli Udoh for resisting arrest two years ago. Charges were eventually dropped in Udoh’s case.

2023Jordan AddisonLicense / TrafficAccused of driving 140 mph near St. Paul, Minn.Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor speeding, $686 in fines and costs.
2022Oli UdohResistingAccused of following woman into restroom at Miami nightclub, resisting arrested, disorderly conductCharges dropped by prosecutor.
NFLArrest.com

So if there is anybody out there on the current roster and you know you are expendable, it’s up to you to keep this going tonight. It’s time to represent for your organization and, more importantly, your fanbase. We need you now more than ever.

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